The Village Zendo’s monthly one-day retreat is a great way to experience a short, intensive meditation retreat right here in the city. People are welcome to come for the entire day or any portion of it, but need to inform the registrar in advance.
Instruction is available for those who are unfamiliar with Zen rituals and procedures. Please make sure to contact the registrar in advance if you need instruction.
Pre-registration required: $25 for members, $50 for non-members.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Say if you will attend all or part of the day, and whether you own oryoki bowls or need to borrow a set.
8:15 am Zazen
8:50 Verse of the Kesa, Kinhin
10:30 Dharma talk: Roshi
12:00 Oryoki Lunch
12:45 Clean up, silent rest
3:35 Honsaku Gyocha tea ritual
5:05 Open sozan (closing council)
About 5:45pm Four Vows, finish